The best times to visit Pilanesberg National Park for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 3rd

or

August 6th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Pilanesberg National Park Travel Info

Weather in Pilanesberg National Park

Temperature

Average temperatures in Pilanesberg National Park vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Pilanesberg National Park, the hottest months are October, December, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 98.8°F (37.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.3°F (17.9°C) at night.

Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Pilanesberg National Park Perceived Temperature (F)

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Pilanesberg National Park Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan92.377.566.3
Feb90.976.565.1
Mar85.472.463.1
Apr81.46654.1
May82.262.745.8
Jun73.454.539.7
Jul75.156.140.4
Aug8263.345
Sep8770.856.4
Oct957961.9
Nov91.575.462.5
Dec92.477.967.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan33.525.319.1
Feb32.724.718.4
Mar29.722.417.3
Apr27.418.912.3
May27.917.17.7
Jun2312.54.3
Jul23.913.44.7
Aug27.817.47.2
Sep30.621.613.6
Oct3526.116.6
Nov33.124.116.9
Dec33.625.519.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pilanesberg National Park are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Pilanesberg National Park? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Pilanesberg National Park.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pilanesberg National Park (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan16%02.5
Feb28%05.2
Mar21%07.9
Apr10%00.8
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul0%00
Aug0%00.1
Sep7%01.6
Oct10%01.3
Nov25%02.7
Dec22%03.6

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1606.4
Feb28013.2
Mar21020.1
Apr1002
May000
Jun000
Jul000
Aug000.3
Sep704.1
Oct1003.3
Nov2506.9
Dec2209.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Pilanesberg National Park has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is October (17.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (52.8%).

Wind in Pilanesberg National Park is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pilanesberg National Park.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3.7Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze
Feb3.4Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
Mar3Barely noticeable5.7Gentle breeze
Apr2.8Barely noticeable5.5Light breeze
May2.5Barely noticeable5.2Gentle breeze
Jun2.5Barely noticeable5.1Light breeze
Jul3Barely noticeable6.2Gentle breeze
Aug3Barely noticeable5.8Light breeze
Sep3.8Barely noticeable6.8Gentle breeze
Oct4.2Light breeze7.6Gentle breeze
Nov4.7Light breeze8.3Gentle breeze
Dec3.8Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan41.8%
Feb43.2%
Mar52.8%
Apr45.5%
May30.8%
Jun32.3%
Jul28.3%
Aug17.6%
Sep28.9%
Oct17.4%
Nov31.2%
Dec41%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Pilanesberg National Park?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa is September, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Pilanesberg National Park in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.2 in July means 66.2% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Pilanesberg National Park Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Pilanesberg National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 98.8°F (37.1°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Pilanesberg National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.6°F (36.4°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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